I have a shapefile that only has 2 fields, one of which is the same as one of the fields in the .dbf file. I tried joining these 2 by their common field but after I do so, the 10 other fields in the .dbf get assigned NULL values.
I am using ArcMap 10.5.
Some additional context since I've already done some Google searching:
- This was initially an Excel spreadsheet but I changed it to a .dbf
- They are both strings/text (though they are different lengths which I've seen could cause a problem but there doesn't seem to be an easy solution around this)